Rasputin: the Mad Monk (1966) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Francis Matthews, Richard Pasco

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They gave out free 'Mad Monk' beards when this horror flick first came out. British horror favourite Christopher Lee dons the beard here as he plays a mystical monk with a penchant for rough sex and killing/maiming people in pusuit of money and power in pre-revolution Russia.
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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1900-1920's Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   mad guy with knife likes to slice

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   40's-50's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   healing Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian Unusual characteristics    -   Mentally Ill    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Russia City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--swords/knives

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